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Established in 1943, AWE is the largest public art gallery in Southwestern Ontario and has grown with incredible support from the Windsor-Essex community. At AWE, we share historical Canadian, Indigenous, and contemporary art with the Windsor-Essex community in inventive and creative ways. Through our activities, we spark creativity and conversations, and educate and engage. With 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, new takes on our permanent collection of nearly 4,000 artworks, and through unexpected partnerships, AWE is the creative heart of Windsor-Essex.

TD Emerging Curatorial Fellow

Application deadline: November 15, 2022

Art Windsor-Essex (AWE) is a non-profit public art gallery focused on presenting the visual arts of Canada. The Gallery was formed on October 1, 1943, and incorporated on June 8, 1944, with the mandate of serving the southwestern Ontario region and the international border community of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, USA. In the intervening years, it has become a cultural pillar situated in a premium and purpose-built downtown riverfront location overlooking the Detroit River and downtown skylines. The AWE is an award-winning organization known for its cutting-edge contemporary art program and Canadian art collections of over 4,000 works. The exhibition galleries (comprising about 15,000 square feet/4,700 metres) include both changing exhibitions and ongoing displays of the acclaimed AWE Collection, which features historical, modern and contemporary art. We are currently looking to onboard a motivated and passionate TD Emerging Regional Curator to assist in the development and execution of three exhibitions for the series, Below the 6 working with an artist to develop community-engaged exhibition and programming. Priority will be given to applicants from equity-seeking groups.

Position Title: TD Emerging Curatorial Fellow
Reporting to: Head of Programs and Collection 
Type of Employment: Contract Full-time (12 months )
Work hours: 35 hours
Contract: $40,000 annually 

Summary of Function
The TD Emerging Regional Curator is a full- time contract that supports Art Windsor-Essex’s goal to provoke conversation through our exhibitions and programs and introduce different ways to look at, think about, and make art. This is an opportunity for an emerging curator/programmer. The curatorial fellow will gain valuable and tangible hands-on experience in many aspects of program development and execution, which contributes positively to one’s professional development. Mentorship is at the heart of this program.  The curator will have the opportunity to work closely with a contracted artist and AWE staff to develop an exhibition and conduct research around potential programs to accompany the exhibition.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the Head of Programs and Collection as well as the participating regional artist to develop three exhibitions in 2023
  • Works with the community and artists to develop a community engagement exhibition and programming
  • Participates in all phases of public programming and exhibition, including research invitations to the speaker(s)
  • Develops layout and supports exhibitions design in collaboration with the artist
  • Leads several public programs
  • Writes promotional texts and didactics
  • Promotes programs to Windsor’s diverse communities.

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, art education, museum education, or a related discipline (e.g. cultural studies, education, etc.)
  • Familiarity with visual art is required; knowledge of Indigenous art
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience with research, writing, copy-editing, proofreading; excellent research skills with a high level of critical/logical and creative/innovative thinking is desirable.
  • An energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented attitude
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently
  • Onsite three days a week, however, the candidate may work on-site/ offsite as required for installation and studio visit(s) in Ontario. 

 

The exhibition curated by the TD Emerging Curatorial Fellow forms part of Below the 6, a series of exhibitions that focuses on artists based in Southwestern Ontario and whose practices are socially and politically minded. Below the 6 is generously supported by TD Bank Group.

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How to Apply

Acceptable applications must include the following:

  • A letter (maximum 2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the position what they hope to learn;
  • A résumé (maximum 2 pages);
  • Three references (with contact information); one academic, one colleague, one employment-related;
  • Two writing samples: (1) an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing (less than 8 pages) and (1) an art-related sample.

Application deadline: November 15, 2022. Please quote TD Emerging Curatorial Fellow in the subject line of your application.

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to Thomas Boucher in confidence.

Art Windsor-Essex
Attention: Thomas Boucher, Manager of Operations
401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario  N9A 7J1
Email: tboucher@artwindsoressex.ca

 

Art Windsor-Essex is committed to employment equity and supports building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Head, Exhibitions and Collections 

Reporting to: Executive Director, Art Windsor Essex
Location: Windsor, ON 
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary range: $60-65k

The Role:
We are looking for a passionate art lover who thrives in a vibrant and creative work environment to manage AWE’s art collection and coordinate our diverse exhibitions and collections installation through to de-installation. The successful candidate will coordinate and partner with artists, technicians, curators, staff, and other relevant stakeholders to scope, prepare and implement all in house and offsite projects drawing from permanent collections and touring exhibitions including supporting the publishing activities. This is an ideal opportunity for someone experienced or someone looking to take the next step in their career.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the execution of onsite and offsite exhibitions
  • In collaboration with Head, Programs and Projects, curate exhibitions as assigned, developing exhibition proposals and conducting curatorial research related to the collection
  • Work with staff to identify and build relationships in the Windsor community and beyond, to create meaningful community partnerships to support the success of AWE activities
  • Facilitates the purchase and donation of works of art and assists in establishing priorities for the Collection
  • Reviews AWE’s Collection, and develops a collection plan aligned with the strategic plan and collecting policies, working with external consultants, scholars, and curators to make recommendations for accession, deaccession, and identifying future growth opportunities for the Collection
  • Conduct lectures, talks, tours and other presentations as assigned, representing AWE at gallery and community functions to develop positive relationships and contacts
  • Identify funding opportunities and prepare funding applications, and other communications as assigned
  • Supervise the Senior Preparator, Assistant Preparator/Conservator and Casual Preparators, as well as grant-funded contract positions, volunteers, interns, and co-op students as required, coordinating the recruitment process and training of casual staff with the Senior Preparator
  • As a member of the management team, participate in long-term planning and management of the organization, including DEI, decolonization, and other community-driven transformational efforts 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience managing exhibitions and related programs
  • 2+ years experience overseeing staff or volunteers
  • Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts or related field, master’s degree preferred 
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
Apply Now

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to: Thomas Boucher at tboucher@artwindsoressex.ca

AWE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We are committed to employment equity and support building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Senior Coordinator, Director’s Office and Development 

Reporting to: Executive Director, Art Windsor Essex
Location: Windsor, ON 
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary range: $50-55k

The Role:
We are looking for a passionate art lover who thrives in a vibrant and creative work environment to support upcoming management initiatives and the leadership team. The Senior Coordinator will drive forward projects and programs by supporting AWE’s day-to-day activities and operational needs. They are also responsible for supporting a culture of philanthropy with donors, members, staff and volunteers. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Director with cultivation and stewardship of donors and partners including, but not limited to: preparing and sending acknowledgement letters, event initiations, thank you notes; helping fulfill donor stewardship touchpoints; ensuring accurate supporter recognition; and preparing text for impact reports among other activities
  • Maintain donor and prospect records, prepare monthly fundraising reports and conduct research on prospective corporate foundations and individual donors and support donor engagement
  • Attend meetings and represents the Gallery at functions as required 
  • Oversee office administration including file maintenance, office equipment, coordinating meetings, and assisting with selected team-building and hospitality tasks 
  • Arrange Board and Board Committee meetings, sending out notices of meetings, preparing agendas, maintaining and distributing accurate minutes and files as required
  • Perform effective calendar management for the Director’s Office and Administration, prioritizing inquiries and requests while trouble-shooting conflicts, locking in key dates 
  • Compile and submit expense reports, prepare invoices and cheque requisitions, reconcile company credit cards, prepare bank deposits, and other tasks as required
  • Assist with arrangements for events, venue rentals, and donor receptions as assigned 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience as an assistant or executive assistant role to senior management 
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of all MS office products, and experience with any CRM software 
  • Post secondary education preferred 
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
Apply Now

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to: Thomas Boucher at tboucher@artwindsoressex.ca

AWE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We are committed to employment equity and support building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Lead, Marketing and Engagement

Reporting to: Executive Director, Art Windsor Essex
Location: Windsor, ON
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary range: $55-60k

The Role:
We are looking for a passionate art lover who thrives in a vibrant and creative work environment to prepare and execute the strategic marketing efforts for AWE driven by the overall strategic plan. The successful candidate will work with a variety of stakeholders, including external agencies, to support AWE’s operational plans and branding efforts, under the direct oversight of the Executive Director. This is an ideal opportunity for someone experienced looking to take the next step in their career.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic communications and marketing plans and efforts with specific objectives aligned with the organization’s mission
  • Provide oversight for the production and distribution of all external AWE marketing and digital content, including web content, brochures, annual reports, email marketing, advertising, and social media
  • Work with staff to develop creative briefs and guide creative direction to meet objectives for all advertising and public-facing communications, including print and digital assets, and preparing copy for promotional materials
  • Build and implement a sponsorship strategy, including media sponsorships and contra advertising agreements around events and exhibitions to achieve revenue goals, while maintaining positive relationships with existing sponsors
  • Analyze customer insights and consumer trends, use customer and market insights to inform outreach strategies, increase customer conversions, generate qualified leads, and identify revenue opportunities
  • Represent AWE at functions to develop community contacts and relationships
  • Oversee audience research with other Managers, tracking attendance metrics and data, evaluating visitor satisfaction and trends, and reporting recommendations for improvement
  • Prepare and monitor marketing budgets, and report progress to the Executive Director
  • As a member of the management team, participate in long-term planning and management of the organization, including DEI, decolonization, and other community-driven transformational efforts

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in marketing and communications for comparable industries such as cultural, arts, tourism
  • Knowledge of public sector, non-profit organizational operations, and related governmental relationships
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, arts administration, or related field
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
Apply Now

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to: Thomas Boucher at tboucher@artwindsoressex.ca

AWE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We are committed to employment equity and support building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

Visitor Services & Membership Officer (PART-TIME)*

Reporting to: Manager of Operations, Art Windsor Essex
Location: Windsor, ON 
Hours: 10 – 16 hours per week 
Wage: $20.17 Start, $21.11 After 6 months, $22.05 After 1 Year (Effective Jan 1, 2023)

The Role:
We are looking for an art lover who thrives in a vibrant and creative work environment to support AWE with general security of Gallery property, and visitor and membership services for AWE. The successful candidate will provide exemplary customer service to all including internal stakeholders, have a willingness to interact with the public, act in a professional manner, and aid in providing a safe and secure Gallery operation. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Guard the Gallery’s art and property, collaborating with team members on safety and security matters
  • Observe and report irregularities such as hazards, property damage, malfunction of machinery and equipment, theft and vandalism, including ensuring Visitors adhering to AWE’s code of conduct, etc.
  • Maintain a presence in the Gallery to enhance customer experience, providing a welcoming visitor experience, including answering customers questions, providing information about exhibitions and programs 
  • Support the team during vacations, absences, and venue rentals on a as needed basis
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or Ministry of Education Equivalent
  • Valid and current Security License issued by the Ministry of Correction Services with Police Clearance
  • CPR and First Aid Training 
  • 1+ years experience in security patrolling 
  • Cash handling experience including Point of Sale
  • Computer literacy including knowledge of all MS office and experience with any CRM software 
  • Flexibility to work days, evenings and weekends
Apply Now

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a statement of interest to: Thomas Boucher at tboucher@artwindsoressex.ca

AWE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. We are committed to employment equity and support building a skilled and diverse workforce. Members from the following designated groups (Women, Indigenous, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

 

*Candidates are advised that this is a unionized position within the scope of AWE’s Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees.